going dark


well, i’ve decided to go dark…and i’m not talking about my hair color.  nope, i’m referring to my trim color. 

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i’ve been a fan of dark trim for a while and finally decided it was time to go dark myself. 


{elle decor}

my condo doesn’t get a lot of light so i didn’t want to go too dark.  i decided to go with a smoky bronze color from sherwin williams called “brainstorm bronze.” 

scan0001editi absolutely love it!  i can’t wait until the whole place is done.  i’m painting my entry hallway and side hallway, the main room (family/dining combined) and my kitchen.  I’m keeping my bathroom, guest room and master the existing paint color, benjamin moore’s white dove.  since i’m painting it myself it’s going to be a while before it’s complete.  i’m focusing on one area at a time…as time permits.  right now i have the entry hallway completed except for the crown.  here’s a sneak peek. 


i’ve also been debating on painting my hardwood flooring that runs throughout my entry hallway, main hallway and kitchen.  this picture has made up my mind.  i’m DEFINITELY painting it.  camilla just painted her kitchen floors a beautiful turquoise shade and gives a great step-by-step tutorial.  although i would love to, i’m not going as bold as she did.  i’m thinking of staying more neutral and going with a medium gray, something that is in between the color of the wall and the trim.


in other exciting news my sofa should be here sometime this week!!!! YAY!!!!


  1. Dark windows look great. I didn't believe it until our Gordon toured us though Buckhead showing us houses with black windows. What looks great from outside works on the inside. We painted 2 BRs and one hall floor white. Tell-tale wax from ancient days in the joints caused problems. Sounds like Camilla has some trick paint. She made it sound easy but all such project begin: "first remove furniture."

  2. lots of beautiful new things taking place at your house, cristi! i love the sneak peek of the trim and can't wait to see more!

  3. The trim looks great! Kudos to you for going for it. The sofa news is so exciting too!

  4. The bronze color is beautiful! I can't wait to see pictures of all the updates!!

  5. Trim looks excellent! I am going to have to see your house sometime!

  6. Our kitchen cabinets are Brainstorm Bronze! The sneak peek looks dramatic. Happy painting! :)

  7. Although my trim is light, I LOVE the dark! And the color you chose is nice too :) Just found site - now following!

  8. You have to paint your hardwoods....I would if I could. I know you'll love it. Dark trim is lovely & practical.

  9. Oh I just love dark trim and use it when ever I can. You will have to show after pics!

  10. Cristi~sounds and looks terrific so far..can't wait to see the reveal. I may start thinking I need dark trim too!


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